1953-P Franklin Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated- BU

1953-P Franklin Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated- BU

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Add these Brilliant Uncirculated 1953-P Franklins to your collection today! These coins boast a 90% silver composition, and are uncirculated examples of the business strike Franklin Half Dollars from 1953, which are usually found in poor condition today. These coins are all MS60 quality or higher! Order these classic American half dollars online from Bullion Shark!


These Franklin Half Dollars hold a special place in American numismatic history. The Franklin series only lasted 15 years, but faced its fair share of controversy. At first, there were controversies revolving around the design, notably concerning the placement of the small eagle on the backside. The Franklin Half Dollar was replaced by the Kennedy series in 1964 after the tragic assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963. 


These 1953-P Brilliant Uncirculated Franklin Half Dollars are a great addition to any collection, and a great value at this low price. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting out, these coins offer a timeless appeal, and their 90% silver composition. The 1953-P is also a low mintage example of the Franklin Half Dollar series, making it more sought after by collectors. Now is the perfect time to enhance your collection with these pristine half dollars, secure yours today!


Why Collect 1953-P BU Franklin Half Dollars?


  1. 90% silver coins.
  2. Brilliant Uncirculated condition, MS60 quality or higher.
  3. Various design elements of the Franklin Half Dollar were unique compared to other coins at the time.
  4. The Franklin series only lasted 15 years.
  5. Low mintage.


1953-P Franklin Half Dollar Coin Details:


Designer: John R. Sinnock/John Frederick Lewis

Edge: Reeded

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters

Weight: 12.50 grams

Mintage: 2,668,120

Mint: Philadelphia

Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


History and Value: The Franklin half dollar, produced by the United States Mint from 1948 to 1963, showcases Benjamin Franklin on the front and the Liberty Bell on the back. Crafted by John R. Sinnock, it distinguishes itself as one of the earliest coins to forgo presidential imagery and for its distinctive portrayal of the Liberty Bell alongside a small eagle. Initially released in honor of Franklin's 200th Birthday, the coin's design sparked debate over its accuracy in capturing Franklin's likeness.


The value of Franklin half dollars fluctuates significantly based on factors such as condition, rarity, and mint mark. While common circulated pieces typically trade slightly above their face value, uncirculated or special-quality specimens can command notably higher prices. Collector interest is particularly piqued by key dates and mint marks, like the 1955 and 1953-S, due to their scarcity. For instance, the 1955 edition, with only 2,498,181 minted compared to nearly 100,000,000 in 1963, is highly coveted for its rarity and silver content, often fetching prices far surpassing its nominal value at auctions.

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1953-P Franklin Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated- BU FAQ

A 1953-P refers to a Franklin Half Dollar minted in Philadelphia in 1953. "Brilliant Uncirculated" indicates that the coin has never been circulated and retains its original mint luster.

The rarity of any coin depends on various factors such as mintage numbers, survival rates, and collector demand. Brilliant Uncirculated Franklin Half Dollars from 1953 are rare because 1953 was a low mintage year.

The value of any coin, including a 1953-P Brilliant Uncirculated Franklin Half Dollar, depends on factors like its condition, rarity, and collector demand. These coins can be found for around $35.

Identifying a 1953-P Brilliant Uncirculated Franklin Half Dollar involves checking the date, mint mark (if any), and examining its condition for signs of wear or damage. The "P" mint mark indicates it was minted in Philadelphia.

You can buy these coins online from Bullion Shark! These coins can also be purchased from other reputable coin dealers, coin shops, online auctions, and coin shows. Ensure you deal with reputable sources to avoid counterfeit or misrepresented coins.

Proper storage and handling are essential for preserving the condition of coins. Use coin holders, capsules, or albums designed for numismatic storage, and avoid touching the coin's surfaces to prevent damage from oils and dirt.

Authenticating a coin involves examining its characteristics, such as weight, dimensions, and metallic composition. Additionally, consulting with professional coin graders or using specialized equipment can help verify authenticity.

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